We’ve been busy, testing a nightstand’s worth of new skincare products this winter. From November to January, it seems all our favorite brands have had something to reveal and we’re sharing the best of it below…
The 6 Best Clean Beauty Launches Of The New Year
Vintner’s Daughter Active Renewal Cleanser | Every skincare lover know Vintner’s Daughter for their obsession-worthy serum and essence. Nearly four years in the making, the brand’s third product, a foaming cream cleanser launches today, just in time for the brand’s 10th anniversary and new status as B Corporation® certified.
We’ve had the cleanser on hand for more than a week now — infused with powerful, slow-extracted botanical nutrients, it’s the combination of water-based and oil-based infusion that makes this vitamin C-rich cleanser easy to use and completes their minimalist three-step regimen in just one step.
Marie Veronique Multi-Retinol Night Emulsion | A microbiome-friendly alternative to prescription retinoids from one of the most trusted clean skincare brands we know. This new night treatment uses a combination of encapsulated retinol (read: non-irritating!), retinyl sunflower seedate (a pro-retinol derivative composed of retinol and sunflower fatty acids) and bakuchiol (a natural retinol alternative we’re guessing you’ve heard of by now) to deliver the well-loved benefits of retinol without causing redness, discomfort, or irritation.
Agent Nateur Holi Filter Face Crème | Like a salad for your skin. The sun-protective, skin-plumping ingredient in Agent Nateur’s new face cream will give you the same feeling you have after eating a refreshing stack of greens — rejuvenated, alive and glowing. The new cream contains a blend of six trademarked active ingredients — all from plants. Calcium Ketogluconate is a French-patented molecule that plumps, sculpts and contours. Tomato Fruit Extract provides sun protective benefits with a slew of antioxidants. We expect this nourishing, matte cream to become an instant hit.
MAKE HYDRASCAPE MOISTURIZING REVERSE EMULSION | Violet Grey alum, Carrie Barber is the founder of MAKE Beauty. The MAKE team has been tearing through launch after launch of new makeup products this year (don’t miss the Microsuede Blush or Volumizing Mascara!), but it’s this moisturizer that has us stopped in our tracks.
With a tacky texture akin to Augustinus Bader’s culty The Rich Cream, this unique, water-in-oil emulsion is packed with ceramides, phytosterols and fermented aloe. Incredibly light for all those looking to avoid heavy creams, and layers very well under makeup.
ILIA Bright Start Brightening Eye Cream | As much as we’ve always loved ILIA for their multisticks, foundations and mascaras, we didn’t expect to love their brand new eye cream. Makeup is one thing, but eye cream is a whole other level of need. Turns out, Bright Start, with its unique, gentle applicator, touch of pearlescence, dose of de-puffing caffeine, and ever so subtle cooling factor is an instant hit and feels so good going on. Given that the true benefits are only seen over time from a plant-based retinol-alternative and peptides, we have a hunch this eye cream is going to rise the charts as a best-seller.
Tata Harper Superkind Bio-Shield Face Oil | Another new launch from a brand that’s easy to love. Tata Harper’s brand new Bio-Shield Face Oil is made for stressed-out skin. If your skin gets overwhelmed by dry winter weather and indoor heating, this oil deserves a spot in your seasonal skincare rotation. Omega fatty acids from chia and noni help restore the skin barrier and improve dry, irritated skin, oat seed oil helps with moisture retention, and adaptogenic reishi and holy basil calm, soothe and enhance resistance to irritation.